Last week I was reading Lisa E. Scott’s book called, “The Path Forward” in which she discusses a certain type of personality called, “Empaths.”  These people are prime targets for narcissists because they are extremely caring and considerate, sometimes to a fault. I related to a lot of what Ms. Scott described. Ever since I was a child I have been hypersensitive to the feelings of those around me. Not in a wacky “woo woo” sort of way but If someone is uncomfortable in a social setting, I can feel it and I want to fix it. I have always been the one to assist friends who were struggling and at times, I’ve let their problems consume me.  If a friend was dealing with a broken heart than I could almost feel it in my own heart.  In my younger years and without established boundaries, this was an emotionally expensive lesson because I was also the person who could not say, “No”.

Empaths are highly sensitive people.  Narcissists are attracted to their polar opposites – people who register high in empathy and feelings.  I can only speak for myself when I say that I want to believe the best in people. I want to trust that the intentions of others are as genuine as my own intentions. Someone on the blog posed a question this week: If the majority of narcissists are all the same, does that mean that we are all the same? I do believe that many of us (victims) share similar personality types.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic of narcissists and empaths and stumbled upon this little video clip which is definitely interesting so I thought that I would share: narcissists and empaths.

Curious to hear your thoughts on the topic!  -Tina

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